Pittsburgh Happenings: 12-18

Not every event of December has to revolve around the holidays. We have a mix of events around the city, and a smidgen of holiday cheer. Want to make your own Taylor Swift cardigan? How about immersing yourself in the flavors of Pinot Noir from across the world? No matter your preferences, Pittsburgh has you covered.

A bottle of wine pouring into a wine glass at the eatery at Pittsburgh's The PA Market.
Photo courtesy of The PA Market

Pinot Noirs From Around The World

The Pennsylvania Market, December 13

Try some of the finest selections of Pinot Noir from countries all over. Be ready to wine and dine as you try four different varieties of wine accompanied by a charcuterie snack board. You won’t want to miss this chance to add a very special wine to your holiday table. 

A woman helps a girl sitting at a wooden table working on a craft.
Photo courtesy of Contemporary Craft

Swift and Stitch: Cardigan Makeover

Contemporary Craft, December 13

Celebrate your favorite pop star Taylor Swift’s birthday by customizing your own cardigan to live out your Folklore dreams. Sewing machines, patchwork, embellishment materials, and a walk-through by ​​instructor Mandy Wilson will be provided alongside all of Taylor Swift’s jams.

A woman assists two children in an activity at a gallery in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of the Hill Community Development Corporation

Pre-Kwanzaa Event

Nafasi on Centre, December 16

Prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa by learning about the history of the holiday and its traditions. This family-fun event includes lots of food and activities to keep the kids busy while learning along the way. There will also be vendors available for any of your holiday supplies needs.

A group of people take part in a yoga class, stretching and sitting on colored yoga mats on the floor in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Anupam Mahapatra

Winter Solstice Yoga

Joy In Movement, December 17

Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the winter solstice. Enjoy a gently heated room, cozy blankets and bolster, along with slow movement and guided meditation. Refreshments will be provided and cats from Conquer the Colony rescue will be available as little yoga companions. 

a group of stage actors play the villagers of A Christmas Carol onstage with instruments in the background.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh CLO

A Musical Christmas Carol

Byham Theater, December 15-23

This holiday tradition for the whole family takes high spirits and combines them with your favorite yuletide songs. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim for a true Christmas journey filled with special effects and plenty of charm.

View other events we’re excited about this month!

Story by Kylie Thomas

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